recipe: indonesian satay

A few weekends ago we had a really delicious Dutch/Indonesian feast at a friend house. It all started when Joel and our new friend Sam realized they both grew up with very similar foods. Between the two of them they made: nasi goreng (fried rice), krupuk (prawn crackers), Indonesian satay, and bumbu (peanut sauce).

Joel uses his mom’s delicious recipe for satay. It works well for lots of different kinds of meat, but we all agreed that the chicken was the tastiest.


The recipe makes enough marinade for about 2 pounds of meat.

You’ll need:

1/2 onion, sliced
1 clove of garlic, crushed
2 tbs. dark soy sauce
a pinch of hot chili powder
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tbs. vinegar
1 tbs. olive oil

What to do:

Mix all of the ingredients (except the meat).

Cut the meat into small pieces.

Marinate for at least 2 hours. You can also marinate it in the refrigerator over night.

Put the meat onto bamboo skewers and grill.

My contribution was dessert. I made a Victoria sponge cake and an apple pie.  My Victoria sponge turned out even better than the first one I made.

victoria sponge

victoria sponge

You can find the recipe for this delicious dessert over here.

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